Picture: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images
Picture: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images

At least 31 people have been killed and 250 more have been injured after three explosions hit Brussels at rush hour on Tuesday morning.

Here's what we know now:

  • Brothers Khalid and Brahim el-Bakraoui have been named among the attackers

  • A manhunt is currently underway for the third suspect, Najim Laachraoui, who was identified by a Belgian newspaper as the third man in an airport CCTV image handed out by police.

  • Reports from Belgian media indicated Wednesday morning that Najim Laachraoui had been arrested in Anderlecht, and have been subsequently been withdrawn.

Picture: Brussels police/HLN
  • Local police denied reports that Laachraoui had been arrested, saying that armed police had arrested one person at a house in the Brussels district of Anderlecht, which was not the suspected bombmaker.

  • According to La Derniere Heure, prosecutors have said Laachraoui’s DNA was found in houses used by the Paris attackers last year, and he is thought to have travelled to Hungary in September with the Paris attacks prime suspect Salah Abdeslam, who was arrested on Friday

  • Belgium will observe three days of mourning following the attacks, and a minute's silence for the victims was held at midday today, (11am GMT). The silence was also observed in UK government buildings, while whitehall flags are currently flying at half-mast, and the Belgian flag is flying at half-mast over Downing Street.

  • Isis has claimed responsibility for the attacks

  • Police in Brussels raided homes in the Schaerbeek districts last night to find suspects, finding a nail bomb, chemical products and an Isis flag. Belgian authorities have said that two or more men could be on the run

  • Belgian newspaper HLN reported that a taxi driver approached police, saying he believed he unwittingly drove the bombers to the airport

  • David Cameron will hold an emergency second Cobra meeting on Wednesday morning in response to the attacks

  • While the official death toll remains at 31, it has been reported by news agencies that the figure could be 34

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